Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


A Service of
Lessons and Carols


Advent Giving Tree
Gift Card Collection

Gift cards for the Advent Giving Tree will be accepted at any time through Advent. Please drop off your gift cards at the rectory.

Your generous donations deeply touch all recipients and are greatly appreciated.



Advent Taízé Prayer
11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19

Advent Taízé Prayer:
Wednesday Evenings
11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 
7:30 PM in the Church


The Liturgical Season of Advent is a time for us to focus on the coming of our Lord. It is a time for us to reflect back and celebrate the anniversary of the Lords first coming into this world. It is also a time for us to prepare that our Lord will come again and we must be ready to meet Him. We invite you to join us as we enter into this joyful season of preparation and hope.


Advent Evenings of
Peace and Friendship

Come  join us as we gather together to prepare ourselves for the Christmas season in a relaxed series of Tuesday evening gatherings. Each week we’ll spend time discussing how the Advent Gospels fit into our daily lives and conclude by enjoying each other’s company casually over refreshments.

Advent Gatherings: 
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Tuesday, Dec.11
Tuesday, Dec. 18
7:30 PM in the Chapel

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish. There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.


I will attend on (check all that apply):

Tuesday, 11/27

Tuesday, 12/4

Tuesday, 12/11

Tuesday, 12/18

2018 – Tuesdays
Advent Gatherings (Chapel):
Nov. 27
Dec. 4
Dec. 18 

2019 – Tuesdays
Parish Center:
Jan. 08

Feb. 12

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel):
Mar. 05

Mar. 19
Mar. 26
Apr. 02

Parish Center:
May 14

Jun. 11



Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child

Third Monday of each month 
Next meeting: December 17
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory

No preregistration and no fee





Parish Pilgrimage
to Rome & Spain

Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Spain – April 22-30, 2019:

As part of the 70th ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE PARISH, FATHER CAMILO CRUZ will be the spiritual director during a pilgrimage which will include ROME and ASSISI, ITALY/, MADRID, AVILA, SEGOVIA and TOLEDO, SPAIN.  Mass will be celebrated in ST. PETER’S BASILICA in ROME as well as other Shrines throughout our journey. 

The per person cost of $3,350.00 – two in a room/$3,950.00 single occupancy includes: round-trip transportation from ST. PETER’S PARISH to KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, round-trip economy airfare including departure taxes and fuel surcharges, 7 nights hotel accommodations in First Class Hotels, full breakfast daily and 6 dinners, sightseeing in a private motorcoach with a licensed tour manager, all entrance fees, tips to the tour manager/city sightseeing guides and motorcoach driver.

Detailed brochures are available in the parish office. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: Great Experiences, Inc. At 201-825-3725.



St. Peter’s Seniors
January Schedule

Join us at our regular meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month after the 11:00 mass:


1/13 January monthly meeting. We will be having a speaker from ROAD SCHOLAR to talk about educational travel programs for seniors throughout the US and other countries. This will be a presentation you will not want to miss!! More information to follow.




St. Peter’s Singles Group
2019 Trip Information

Join St. Peter’s Singles Support Group in 2019 for their trips to:

Atlantic City, Cape May and Philadelphia
April 23-25, 2019

Summer Cruise to Canada and New England
July 6-12, 2019

Fall Trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
September 9-13, 2019

Holiday trip to Biltmore Estate and Ashevlle, NC
December 1-6, 2019

Please check their website for all details. Contact Kathy Marshall 973-246-6148 or at teacherkmm for any questions and to make reservations.

Quick Links

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Outside St. Peter’s

Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email:, or on our website: for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website ( lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Annual Beefsteak

Saturday, January 12, 2019
Start Time: 4:00 p.m.

To order tickets, and for more information,
click here.

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email